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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer producing galvanized steel parts /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Maginn, J. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Maginn, J. Clifford.
CORP Author University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600-S-92-011; EPA-R-814903; PB92189695
Stock Number PB92-189695
OCLC Number 26226003
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Colorado ; Steel, Galvanized--Research--Colorado
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Environmental protection ; Metal industry ; Manufacturing ; Industrial wastes ; Galvanized materials ; Steels ; Degreasing ; Rinsing ; Chemical cleaning ; Water pollution control ; Sludge disposal ; Environmental impact assessments ; Waste minimization ; Prefluxing ; SIC 20-39 ; Source reduction
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EHAM  TD899K57 1992 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-S-92-011 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/27/2013
EJED  EPA/600/S-92/011 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/05/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-92-011 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S-92-011 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
EMBD  EPA/600/S-92/011 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB92-189695 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small- and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of hazardous waste but who lack the expertise to do so. Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected universities and procedures were adapted from the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual (EPA/625/7-88/003, July 1988). The WMAC team at Colorado State University performed an assessment at a plant producing galvanized steel parts - approximately 10,000 tons/yr. The major process operations are degreasing and rinsing, acid pickling and rinsing, prefluxing, and galvanizing. All these operations, except galvanizing, result in the formation of waste streams requiring off-site disposal. Bottom dross from the galvanizing kettle and zinc oxide skimmed from the surface of the molten zinc are sold as usable products. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that most waste was generated in acid pickling and rinsing and that the greatest savings could be obtained by continuous air agitation to extend the life of the pickling acid and rinse by enabling more complete removal of dissolved iron when those solutions are treated.
Shipping list no.: 92-0390-P. "EPA/600-S-92-011." "May 1992."